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Do you ever wonder whether or not you should move ahead with a business idea? Do you dream of having the life of other successful entrepreneurs?

Do you procrastinate on your big dreams and find that time is passing by faster and faster?

Many of us make the mistake of suppressing our creative desires because we’re afraid.

Mostly, we’re afraid of failing and looking foolish.

We play it safe and get stuck in our comfort zone because we falsely think we should know exactly how our venture will turn out before we take any action.

Well guess what? The “playing it safe” mentality is deadly to your success.

You have a creative truth that lives inside of you.

Taking action on that truth before you have proof of how it will turn out is the secret to living powerfully and authentically.

When you have faith in yourself and your dreams, and take action from your truth, your inner desires become outer realities faster than you can imagine.

Faith is the essential characteristic that all successful entrepreneurs share. 

You’ve got to start exercising your faith muscles if you want to use your business as a vehicle to make the difference in the world you are meant to make.

Here are 3 key ideas to help you strengthen your faith muscles.

1. Your Ideas Are Here for A Reason.

Isn’t it wild how passionate and alive you become when you talk about growing your business and sharing your creations with the world?

That sense of aliveness around your ideas is an indicator that you’re meant to take action.

It’s a signal from a greater intelligence to turn your dreams into a reality.

God (The Universe, Source, etc.) gave you unique talents and gifts for a specific reason. You are designed to create and serve others.

And as an entrepreneur, you have an incredible opportunity to use your business as a force for good and make a tremendous difference in the world.

Have faith in your ideas and take action on them.

Otherwise, you’re squandering the beautiful gifts your Creator has blessed you with.

2. The Universe Is Always Supporting You.

The Universe is always supporting you.

If you’re present in the moment (vs. lost in the chatter of your mind) you’ll always see the perfect opportunity to move your business (and life) ahead.

I pay close attention to what shows up in my world.

Whether it’s a magazine article that leads me to a website, successful entrepreneurs I’m inspired by, a workshop I feel compelled to take, or a big scary (a.k.a. exciting) opportunity that requires me to step up and play bigger, I do my best to take action as quickly as possible.

Take a look in your own life.

Are you lost in the conversation in your mind or are you in sync with your truth and your Universe?

What opportunities are in front of you right now, just waiting to be claimed?

3. Motion Beats Meditation.

What if you started playing with the idea that it was impossible for you to make a mistake?

What if you couldn’t make a “wrong move?”

What if all the time you spend thinking about whether or not you’ll do your project “right” (whatever that means) is just an old habit that keeps you stuck in dissatisfaction land?

In my experience, I’ve found that faith-based motion beats meditation every time.

While I may not know what the heck I’m doing at first, consistent action allows me to gain knowledge and experience fast.

Once I get moving, I’m unstoppable.

 

Here’s a secret: It’s a heck-of-a lot easier to change direction when you have momentum behind you vs. trying to get something started from ground zero.

 

As always, your entrepreneurial success begins and ends with you.

As Dr. Martin Luther King says, “Take the first step in faith.  You don’t have to see the whole staircase.  Just take the first step.”

Remember, having faith means recognizing the value of what you are here to contribute to the world and allowing your actions to be grounded in that truth.

 

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14 comments

  1. This was exactly what I needed to help push me into going for it. Thanks Marie!!!!

  2. Sherry

    I absolutely love this article! It spoke right to my heart… I’m getting into new endeavors and have to keep reminding myself to stay turned in the direction that I want to go, rather than listen to the negative garbage that comes up (either from myself or other people.) The more I focus on the faith, the more exhilarated I feel! Thank you for the jolt Marie!!! 😀

  3. Marie,

    Thank you for your ever-inspiring message. Just did a presentation tonight and the group commented on how they could really tell I was living my passion with faith and integrity. What a sweet validation.

    xoxo

    Lisa~

  4. Ina

    Wow, Marie! Thank you! Right down the alley of my **mind chatter** the last weeks. Fantastic! 🙂

  5. Marie,

    Excellent article and I couldn’t agree more! My experience in stepping out in faith as an entreprenuer started in 1998, when I was an on-air announcer at a radio station in Kansas City, MO and “let go” (fired) after a format change. At the time, my oldest son was 7 and my other son was a toddler in daycare 10 hours a day. For the previous year I had dreamed of being a stay-at-home mom but I had always worked full-time since high school and couldn’t imagine how my husband and I would make ends meet on one income. But I prayed and left it up to God and when I was fired I decided that was my sign to be a full-time mom. But it was scary and I remembering declaring to God, “If this is what you want me to do then you will have to provide for us.” I had always worked side jobs as a freelance voiceover artist and mobile DJ, so when I began staying home with the kids I continued working in those areas and my business grew over the years. The interesting thing is that every time work would slow down and I start to worry, I remembered to turn to God again and remind Him that I was depending upon Him to provide. Every time, I immediately would get slammed with a bunch of work! It got to where I would stop worrying about any work slowdown and just enjoy getting a little time off. Within 5 years, I was making more money working for myself than I ever did working at a radio station! Now, I have a recording studio in my home and work with major companies like Sprint, Embarq, KPMG and others. My oldest son is a senior in high school and I’m grateful that I’ve been able to be there for every field trip, PTA activity, etc. and will continue to do so until 2014 when that toddler graduates from high school!

  6. Rebecca

    I love this: “And as an entrepreneur, you have an incredible opportunity to use your business as a force for good and make a tremendous difference in the world. Have faith in your ideas and take action on them. Otherwise, you’re squandering the beautiful gifts your Creator has blessed you with.” I have just started a tutoring business (I’m a math teacher) and I know I can help so many kids. My challenge is to “play big” and hire people and help thousands of kids instead of hundreds. Great article Marie. Staying positive is so important too – I can’t even entertain a negative thought because it will drain my energy and slow me down!

  7. Rebecca

    I love this: “And as an entrepreneur, you have an incredible opportunity to use your business as a force for good and make a tremendous difference in the world. Have faith in your ideas and take action on them. Otherwise, you’re squandering the beautiful gifts your Creator has blessed you with.” I think the whole idea is to get so excited about your mission that nothing can stop you. When I get so excited I don’t even let fearful or negative thoughts into my mind. I’m always thinking, “What can I learn from this?”, or “How can I serve more people?” I’m always trying to grow and “play bigger”. Thanks for the great article. In my words, “just trust”

  8. merche

    Hi Marie,

    I totally agree with your article…for me faith and truth are the most important to go on in our life….professional and personal. This first rule to be creative and to reinvent us in our present and adapt ourself in our growth, goals, wishes and so on..
    thanks for sharing your experience.
    Best,
    Merche

  9. Arlo

    “Faith makes it possible…not easy. Your elaborations, Marie, do that!

    Arlo R. Hansen

  10. Amazing and very inspiring post! It truly sums up a lot of feelings I get, both when I think of a new idea, and in starting it. I sit on a lot due to fear, but have realized that without fear and the move forward there is nothing.. just nothing.. so at least its better to have fear and hope for success than to have nothing!
    Always nice to hear that you are never alone with it all as well. Thanks!

  11. Hi Marie,

    I love your approach of “Your Ideas Are Here For A Reason”. We don’t hear that so often and it’s a message we must hear. It’s our unique ideas, creativity and intuition that sets us apart. The beauty is, each and everyone of us has that inside!

    Great article, powerful message!

  12. Marie,

    When I first met you with Joe Polish (or was it Eben…) I knew you were a special lady.

    I completely agree with your views. In fact, I coined a term, LOVEMATISM, that embodies the spiritual aspect along with three others in the bond of love.

    Most often I write about HerLoveBucket.com but this gave me the opportunity to share a truly important message: Lovematism. Spiritual Mysticism is important in love and faith and entrepreneurial success.

    See you soon,
    Sherrie Rose
    The Love Linguist

  13. Claire

    This is another great article that drives right to who you are Marie. While I have always avoided blind faith, I feel that faith is an important element in everything we do, including our work. I love that you align your personal and business needs together. I also love that you help people move forward and make a difference.

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